“But I am like a green olive tree in the house of God.
I trust in the steadfast love of God forever and ever”
This hand-crafted olive leaf is a “one-of-a-kid” creation made by the artists of Paltisana of Dar Al-Kalima University from Bethlehem.
olive leaves are collected and placed in a small "wax tree" in our workshop. The artisans coat the leaves in gypsum and then heat the gypsum molds in a furnace. the actual leaf is burnt out in the process, but it leaves behind a perfect cast. through centrifugal force, melted silver is then propelled into the mold cast. When cooled slight, the gypsum is broken away revealing a beautiful silver copy of each individual leaf.
As Christians the olive tree stands for the steadfast love of God, for the people of Palestine it has symbolized abundance, steadfastness, and rootedness to the land. The olive branch stands for our longing for the end of the chaos and for peace. As you wear this beautiful leaf, you hold a par of Palestine close to your heart.